Databinding Server Controls – Learned Something New

I was running into an issue databinding an ImageButton’s ImageUrl property to a string comprised partly of literal text and partly of a string I was pulling from my ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings collection.  I was using the standard <%# … %> syntax for the databinding, but the result kept showing my databinding syntax in the button’s URL, […]

unexpected error creating debug information

I keep running into this issue in my multi-project VS.NET solutions.  For some reason, something is locking the dll(s) in the /obj/ folder of library components.  The fix that I have at the moment is as follows: Shut down VS.NET Browse to the project in windows explorer Delete the /obj/ folder. Delete the project outputs […]

Caching Best Practices Article on MSDN website

My first MSDN online article was published this week: ASP.NET Caching: Techniques and Best Practices. The first half is pretty much well-known info about caching in ASP.NET (at least, it should be well-known to anybody writing ASP.NET applications). The tips and the best practice pattern are the real valuable parts here for everyone who already […]

InfoPath Tidbit

InfoPath forms can only be viewed and filled out by folks who have InfoPath installed… or can they?  As it turns out, InfoPath .xdr files are really just CAB files.  This means you can use the ‘expand’ utility (in Windows 2000 and later, I believe) to pull out the pieces of the XDR file, one […]

.TEST Tool

James Avery wrote about .TEST, so I checked out their video demo. It looks really very nice.  The automatic generation of white box tests, ability to add black box tests without resorting to code, and notification of violations of best practices all were very compelling.  The speaker in the movie needed to enunciate a bit […]